Posts Tagged ‘postpartum depression’

Casey’s Story

Written by Casey Labandero On April 6th 2017 everything I had ever wish for came true. I was happily married to my soul mate, we had created a beautiful home and a family of two boys and finally a daughter. Ava was my third baby, my most planned, anticipated and prepared for baby. All of […] Read more…

Leah’s Story

Written by Leah Robinson When You Look At My Face What Do You See? The face of a new mother…the face of a new mother to a two day old son. These are the tears of said mother who lost a baby one year ago. These are also the tears of a mother to a two-day […] Read more…

Emily’s Story

Written by Emily Kasel We got home and to say I was an emotional wreck is a complete understatement. I was terrified all the time. I had no appetite. And if I had to listen to one more person say, “Sleep when the baby sleeps,” I was going to scream. I wanted nothing more than […] Read more…

Sandra’s Story

Written by Sandra Askey From the moment I saw those pink lines, I was amazed at all of the wonder involved in starting a family. I couldn’t wait to watch my belly grow and to decorate the nursery. Then I threw up and kept throwing up. 16 weeks. Still throwing up. 30 weeks. STILL throwing […] Read more…

Leah’s Story

I was groomed for motherhood. I was the person that everybody saw and said “I can’t wait until you’re a mom! You’re going to be the BEST mom!” To be honest, I believed that myself with every ounce of my being. If you had asked me at twenty years old I would have confidently told […] Read more…

Alexis’s Story

Written by Alexis Barad-Cutler Depression, in some form, has dipped in and out of my adult life, like an old boyfriend who, every couple of years, sends you an email or a text that ends up derailing your entire day. Except, unlike with the old boyfriend, the feeling doesn’t go away in a night or […] Read more…

Leah K.’s Story

Written by Leah Kim There was a time in my life when I believed everything happened for a reason. I still appreciate and ascribe to something I heard Steve Jobs say in a speech, that the dots of your life choices and happenings connect in hindsight. But this is different to the idea that everything […] Read more…

Heather’s Story

Trigger warning: This post deals with the topic of suicide.  They Need Me. Last night, I threatened suicide to my husband. It wasn’t the first time I made the threat. I’ve never meant it. I’ve never actually wanted to kill myself. Complete the act. I’ve wanted to die. To escape. To run away. To get […] Read more…

Hannah’s Story

Written by Hannah Hardy-Jones Five years ago, after the birth of my first child, I thought my kite was damaged beyond repair because of a crippling and rare mental illness. Today my kite is soaring and I would like to share with you the journey I took to rebuild that broken kite. Hello. I’m Hannah. […] Read more…

Kristina’s Story

Written by Kristina Delaney My Experience with Postpartum Psychosis It was Friday of Memorial Day weekend and I was to spend the weekend with my two children, parents, and sister at the beach without my husband because he had to work. Divinely, I was glued to my chair on the front porch of our town […] Read more…

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